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CTC Cambridge
Route
Essex 
Route  Essex 

Newport and Great Saling (111km) (69mi)

Start: Brookside
Author: Rupert

A classic summer route into the heart of Essex visiting the airfield at Great Saling.

There is a short off-road section on a loose gravel byway just before Great Saling, and a second off-road section at Abington on the way back.

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Issues on this route:
(3km) (2mi) Closed  Southern busway cycle path closed.
(58km) (36mi) Loose gravel Unsurfaced  Byway north west of Great Saling
(100km) (62mi) Narrow Steps Unsurfaced  Path between Babraham and Abington
(100km) (62mi) Steps  Footbridge over A11 between Babraham and Abington
Elevation gained: 653m over 111km 69mi.
Steepness:
Distance covered at each grade:
<1%: 89km/55mi
1%-3%: 19km/12mi
3%-6%: 3km/2mi
6%-9%: 0.37km/0.23mi
This route passes through Cambridge (0km/0mi), Great Shelford (5km/3mi), Little Shelford (8km/5mi), Whittlesford (11km/7mi), Duxford (14km/9mi), Ickleton (18km/11mi), Catmere End (22km/14mi), Littlebury Green (24km/15mi), Wendens Ambo (27km/17mi), Norton End (28km/17mi), Wendens Ambo (29km/18mi), Newport (30km/19mi), Henham (38km/23mi), Chickney (42km/26mi), Broxted (43km/27mi), Great Easton (47km/29mi), Lindsell (52km/32mi), Crow's Green (61km/38mi), Church End (64km/40mi), Shalford (66km/41mi), Waltham's Cross (70km/43mi), Finchingfield (72km/45mi), Mill End (74km/46mi), Tinkers Green (77km/48mi), Helions Bumpstead (83km/52mi), Castle Camps (86km/53mi), Bartlow (91km/57mi), Linton (93km/58mi), Little Abington (99km/61mi), Babraham (101km/63mi) and Cambridge (107km/66mi).
This route passes within about 1kmhalf a mile of the following possible refreshment stops: Duxford, Cafe 19 (14km/9mi), Newport, Dorrington's Bakery (30km/19mi), Great Saling, Andrews Field (59km/36mi), Linton, The Linton Kitchen (94km/58mi) and Abington, Jeremiah's Cafe (98km/61mi).

We welcome corrections and updates.